Skeletal Trauma

Skeletal Trauma

A Mechanism-Based Approach of Imaging

1st Edition - January 7, 2021

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  • Author: Guillaume Bierry
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323854757
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854764

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A key to being confident in the evaluation of skeletal trauma imaging is to rely on the identification of mechanism-specific traumatic features. Indeed, for each mechanism of injury applied to a particular part of the skeleton, the latter can only present predefined traumatic injuries: this is a pattern of injuries.The recognition of such a pattern of imaging allows the reader to determine the injuring mechanism and look for damages of lesser expression (or even invisible damages) that are common to the identified mechanism. In becoming more familiar with those mechanisms, the readers can deal with trauma imaging more efficiently and directly focus on findings relevant for further management.Skeletal Trauma: A Mechanism-Based Approach of Imaging aims to combine the knowledge of both radiologists and surgeons to propose a mechanism-based approach to imaging in skeletal trauma. Along 15 chapters covering every part of the skeleton, with more than 900 figures, this book reviews the anatomy, standard radiologic views, and imaging findings of skeletal trauma. Over 200 original schemas invite the reader to understand the imaging features and determine the injuring mechanism.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive review of skeletal injuries using a mechanism-based approach
  • Reviews relevant anatomy on common trauma radiologic views and cross-sectional imaging
  • Details the most frequent circumstances of trauma, including mechanisms of injuries and structures involved for each
  • Helps readers understand why and where injuries occur and how they present on imaging


Radiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Traumatologists and different subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery (joint surgeons, spine and pelvic surgeons), as well as General Practitioners, Sports Physicians / Orthopaedic Surgeons and those in Emergency Medicine

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Skeletal Trauma
    2. Scapular Girdle
    3. Shoulder and proximal humerus
    4. Elbow and forearm
    5. Wrist
    6. Hand
    7. Pelvic Ring
    8. Acetabulum
    9. Hip and Proximal Femur
    10. Knee
    11. Ankle and Tibia
    12. Foot
    13. Craniocervical junction
    14. Cervical Spine
    15. Thoracolumbar Spine

Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: January 7, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323854757
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854764

About the Author

Guillaume Bierry

Guillaume Bierry, MD, PhD is a radiologist and the Chief of MSK Radiology at the University Hospital of Strasbourg in France, a level I trauma center. He is a Professor of radiology and has been a musculoskeletal radiologist for over 15 years. He was trained at the University Hospital of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, University Hospital Cochin in Paris, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Bierry has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a dozen book chapters. Additionally, he is the associate editor or reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals, as well as a member of several French and international radiologic and orthopedic societies.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

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